William Burdick Early 19th c. Coin Serving Spoon
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Biographical material about William Pendleton Burdick, the maker of this spoon, indicates he was something of an itinerant. Born in Vermont about 1792, he worked in Hartford, Connecticut in various partnerships, then in Ithaca, New York, and finally in San Francisco, and died in Iowa.
This piece is a 9 3/8" long, not quite 2.0 T. oz., table or serving spoon. The style, with a plain end, central rib back, and plain drop, suggests it was made during his Ithaca years, c. 1815-20. It has a script "FCT" monogram.
It is in very good condition. The bowl is well-shaped. There is slight tip wear, and some unevenness in the base, but no dents, tears, or repairs. The mark is fully legible.